This is my Tail before surgery..   We're not sure what cause it, but my tail is damaged beyond repair
As I'm getting prepped for Surgery, my fur gets shaved showing the true damage tdone to my tail.  Only that last little bit is still healthy..
Once I am all ready, my tail had to be amputated to where there was living healthy tissue.  Sadly, there isn't much left.
Finally the surgeon cleans up the stub and stitches the skin around the cartiledge to close everything up